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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 17, 2007 10:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite 'preachy' song

by far,
"Scheme Of Things" by Bunny Wailer (Protest - his 1979 lp, on Island)

Great horns, catchy back-up vocal part - "dubba ya all duh way, dubba ya all de way-aaay!"

Scheme Of Things (lyrics)

What are your words to your brother beings
What are you doing toward the scheme of things
What are your works toward your brother beings

Now let the truth shine bright through all your actions
As you strive toward the accomplishment of your missions
As you seek to feed the sheep of the shepherd
You'll be found worthy to enter into Jah vineyards
But there is too much polution in the land
Said I need some atmospheric vibration.
Too much confusion The whole world is suffering from illusions

But Redemption stands within the Scheme of things
The Redeemer is called the King of Kings
Who purifies the soul from unclean things,
So know your place within the scheme of things.

Wise ones will hear and will increase their learnings
From the words of the wise and their Bright sayings,
Now how long ye simple ones will ye love simplicities
You'd better rise and awake from your slumbering mentalities.

For the wind of desperation will increase crime-waves and demonstrations
But the rock of discretion will calm the floods of conflict and convictions.
So what are you doing toward the scheme of things
What are your words to your brother beings
What are you doing, toward the scheme of things.
What are your works forward your Brother Beings.



runner-up:

Good Shepherd - Jefferson Airplane

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional, arr Kaukonen

Performed by Jorma with Phil Lesh & Friends, and once also with Bob Weir in Ratdog.

If you want to get to heaven
Over on the other shore
Stay out of the way of the long-tongue liar
Oh good shepherd
Feed my sheep

Chorus
One for Paul
One for Silas
One for to make my heart rejoice
Can't you hear my lambs a-calling
Oh good shepherd
Feed my sheep

If you want to get to heaven
Over on the other shore
Stay out of the way of the blood-stained bandit
Oh good shepherd
Feed my sheep

[chorus]

If you want to get to heaven
Over on the other shore
Stay out of the way of the gun shot devil
Oh good shepherd
Feed my sheep

[chorus]

Recordings

1999 Love Will See You Through (Phil Lesh & Friends)

The original Jefferson Airplane recording was on "Volunteers"




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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 2, 2008 3:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite 'preachy' song

surprised no one mentioned our own beloved boys' tune: THROWING STONES


Shipping powders back and forth
Singing "black goes south and white comes north"
And the whole world full of petty wars
Singing "I got mine and you got yours"
And the current fashions set the pace
Lose your step, fall out of grace
while the radical he rant and rage
saying someone's got to turn the page
for the rich man in his summer home
singing just leave well enough alone
but his pants are down his cover's blown
and the politicians throwing stones
while the kids they dance to shake their bones
cause it's all too clear we're on our own
singing ashes ashes all fall down
ashes ashes all fall down

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 2, 2008 5:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite 'preachy' song

I always thought it was "Shifting powers back and Forth"

oh well

I'll go with Casey Jones for my current favorite preach song

Drivin' that Train High on Cocaine
Casey Jones you better Watch Your Speed...

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 2, 2008 6:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite 'preachy' song

Shipping powders back and forth
Singing "black goes south and white comes north"

you see, the black powder (gun powder) goes mmm...south to dicktators
and the white powder (nose candy) goes north to us..sorta a guns for dope thing (??- sounds good in my head!)